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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 26, 2014
The Seaquist family, after many decades of ownership and stewardship of their beautiful home, have decided to sell their house. The Seaquist Foundation has been formed, made an offer on the home, and plans on developing a restoration plan for the structure. Mason people are accustomed to pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 19, 2014
On October 27, a young man by the name of Brian Wright sent me some photos and a short article about a remarkable situation. He explained how J. R. Nicholson's dog, Buddy, had ridden on the back step of an ambulance during a call to bring his owner to medical assistance. I check on the validity of the story, verified that it had actually occurred, and included it in our October 29 edition as "Buddy the Wonder Dog."
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014
I have put off writing this article for two weeks. Not because I am too busy, or because I am ungrateful, but because I fear that the words I write will not express the gratitude I have for our community of Mason. As a girl dreaming of her future I would have never imagined that I would have a child with a disability, let alone a life threatening one.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014
Last Monday night, I had the privilege of acting as the guest speaker for the Friends of the Library annual meeting. They were a warm and engaging group, and I am honored to have had the opportunity to talk to them about something that means a great deal to me. The topic of the presentation was "The Future of the Newspaper."
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
For the last several months, a crew of workers and volunteers have been working to preserve Gooch Cemetery. They've brought some shine and glory to a place of reverence and importance, and made sure it will be here for the next generation. In Mason, preservation of our heritage is part of our personality.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
On October 16th, I drove from Junction to Mason to visit my friends, Homer & Elvira Sanchez, at their ranch. Upon arriving I noticed that Homer wasn’t feeling too good; as he had injured himself working on a fence. We visited and he told me that he probably should not go to the Jr.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014
Mr. Mayor, I sincerely hope that you reconsider your push to purchase the new style trash truck and switch to the large containers. You stated in your column that the city could save money on insurance but I don’t see how since you are still going to have two people on the trash truck anyway.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014
I can't help myself! I have a personality disorder that, for lack of better terminology, I'll call Cliff Clavin Syndrome. Like the postman from Cheers, I store away bits of useless information, then regurgitate it when conversation turns that direction. I don't do it intentionally, I just find stories, facts and anecdotes spilling out of my mouth before I even realize I've begun speaking. When Kelly and Misty moved up here from McAllen, we would drive around different parts of the county.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
With every week's paper, we put our stories, photos and columns out into the public sector. Once they are on paper, anyone and everyone can pick it all apart, letting me know what we got wrong, what we missed saying, and what we missed entirely. Any job that involves the public has the same exposure.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
Dear Friends, The insert included in your last issue indicates that the subject organization has an A+ rating with the B.B.B. You might want to check that out. I did so today and found that: 1. They are accredited but not rated. 2. Of the the comments BBB received concerning the company, 73% are negative. Our local church’s experience with them has also been less than constructive.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
The recent article by the Mayor evoked memories of big cities and loud noises. San Antonio adopted the large container automated collection system and in my opinion created a visual nightmare when citizens were unable to “hide” the cans due to their huge size and ungainly handling qualities. The median age in Mason should in itself answer the question of whether continued present service or change to the automated behemoths would be best. Let’s keep some of the small city in Mason and e ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Most of the time, we take the words and actions by others in authority as being cast in stone and don’t call them down. All of you are familiar with the proposed building of the KEYSTONE pipeline system to carry crude from the oil sands of Canada to Cushing, Ok., where it is blended with higher gravity crudes and shipped to the Gulf Coast to refine.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Since Mason doesn't have an abundance of maple trees, birch trees and other "fall color" species, the easiest way to know when fall has truly arrived is not to look for reds, yellows and oranges; but, to look for white. Technically, it would be long white strands. Not leaves, but toilet tissue. Just as retailers have started putting up Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations earlier and earlier every year, the Halloween toilet tissue starts appearing weeks before the actual event. I've been tr ...
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
On Friday night, the Punchers will welcome Center Point to R. Clinton Schulze Stadium for their third district game of the 2014 season. It is also the night of our annual Homecoming festivities where athletes, spirit members and band are all recognized, along with their parents. Last year, rain forced much of the half time activities to be conducted at the pep rally earlier in the day, meaning that many fans missed out on participating in the pomp and circumstance that marks Homecoming.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014
While the drumbeat keeps going for boots on the ground. Let’s just see what boots on the ground has cost us in the Iraqi War during the Bush years. Remember, this war was “supposed to pay for itself? How quick we forget. The war cost us from $1.7 to $2 trillion.